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Author Guidelines

Formatting requirements

  • Typewritten on one side of the paper and language edited. A4 format; one and a half spacing with generous margins; statistics are to be presented in table format, and graphic images in boxed diagrams.
  • Contributions should preferably be between 6 000-8000 words. Contributions less than 4 500 words will be considered as viewpoints and not as full articles for subsidy purposes. Each article must be preceded by an abstract (maximum length 200 words). Abstracts should represent the contents of the article concisely.
  • Title of Paper (Centre, Bold, 12pt Times New Roman/Arial, Caps), Name and Surname, Affiliation (name of university/institution), (Align left, Bold 12pt Times New Roman).
  • Biographical details: Please provide full details of title, surname and initials, address, fax, cell, work number etc at the end of the references/bibliography and not under the title on the first page.
  • ABSTRACT (12pt Times New Roman, Title in Caps), 250 words. Do not format, shade or place in textbox or table.
  • HEADINGS: Do not number headings in text
  • HEADING 1          (Bold, 12pt Times New Roman, Caps)
  • Sub-heading 1.1      (Bold, 12pt Times New Roman
  • Sub-heading 1.1.1     (Bold, Italic,12pt Times New Roman)
  • Sub-heading  (Underline, 12pt Times New Roman)
  • When listing, please use bullet form.
  • Please do not format or use any special style in your article.
  • All tables and figures should be numbered and given a heading e.g. Table 1: Population Growth before the table is inserted. The source must be provided at the bottom of the table.
  • Remember to give credit to the original authors from which the table or figure was adapted.
  • References in the text: (Auriacombe 2008:3) and (Cloete et al. 2008:4).
  • BIBLIOGRAPHY: Bibliographical particulars arranged alphabetically, no numbering and according to the simple Harvard method eg:
    Book: Gildenhuys, J.S.H. and Knipe, A. 2000. The Organisation of Government: An Introduction. Pretoria: Van Schaik.
    Article: Auriacombe, C.J. 2007. Deconstructing the public interest for application in South Africa. Administratio Publica. November 2007. 15(1):28-52.
    Official publication: Public Service Commission. 2008c. Report on the Audit of Reporting Requirements and Departmental Monitoring and Evaluation Systems within National and Provincial Government. Public Service Commission. Pretoria: Government  Printer.
    Internet reference: Patton, M.Q. 1999. Utilization-Focused Evaluation in Africa, training lectures presented at the African Evaluation Association, 13-17 Sept. 1999. Nairobi. Kenya. Accessed 25 March  2009.
    Title of acts in italics e.g. Public Service Act, 1994 (Act No 103 of 1994) or Public Service Act 103 of 1994. Be consistent with the referencing. Full reference: South Africa (Republic). 2000. Local Government: Municipal Systems Act, 2000 (Act 32 of 2000). Pretoria: Government Printers.
    AUTHOR’S CONTACT DETAILS: The title, the name(s), e-mail addresses, telephone and fax numbers and postal address(es) of the author(s), to whom correspondence should be addressed.
  • A separate application first page(s) should contain the proof of language editing by a qualified language practitioner, title, the name(s) e-mail addresses, telephone and fax numbers and postal address(es) of the author(s) names and to whom correspondence and the invoice for page fees should be addressed. The article is to commence on a new page in a separate file. Language editing fees will be added to the page fees if the language editing is not satisfactory.
  • Two kinds or references are distinguished; notes and bibliographical particulars. Notes should be numbered consecutively and be inserted at the end of the text and not in footnotes.
  • A statement should accompany all manuscripts (at the end of the document when submitting the paper) in which the author(s) state(s) that the contribution has not been published, is not being published, or is not being considered for publication elsewhere, and will not be submitted for publication elsewhere unless rejected by the Editorial Committee. The author(s) need to declare that they are willing to pay the page fee, if the article is approved for publication that the article has not been submitted to any conference proceedings, is not plagiarised and is checked on Turnitin before submission.
  • Confirmation of provisional acceptance of articles will be forwarded to authors on receipt by the Chief Editor. Authors will be given notice of the outcome of peer reviews within twelve weeks of submission. It is important to know that an article submitted in the second half of the year may only be published in planned editions of the following year.


Copyright Notice

Copyright of published material vests with ASSADPAM (Association of Southern African Schools and Departments of Public Administration and Management). Authors, however, bear full responsibility for the contents of their own contributions. Opinions expressed in the journal are those of the authors, and are not necessarily subscribed to by the Chief Editor, the editorial committee, the Editorial Board, or the Executive Committee of ASSADP


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Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Submission: 1.00 (ZAR)
Authors are required to pay an Article Submission Fee as part of the submission process to contribute to review costs.

Article Publication: 3.00 (ZAR)
If this paper is accepted for publication, you will be asked to pay an Article Publication Fee to cover publications costs.

If you do not have funds to pay such fees, you will have an opportunity to waive each fee. We do not want fees to prevent the publication of worthy work.